Dreams Deferred or Doomed — A Future Where Black Lives Matter? 
August 26, 2021

Sponsored by the Center for African and African American Studies, this annual event is free and open to the Rice community and the public.


Dreams Deferred or Doomed — A Future Where Black Lives Matter? 

August 26, 2021,  6:30 p.m. CDT

Fifty-eight years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a time when all people would enjoy the “unalienable rights” of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” has not been fulfilled. Fifty-eight years later, Black lives are still trapped in “crucifying realities” that foster death not life. What has happened to that dream? Is it simply deferred, or was it doomed from the start? Will Black lives ever really matter?

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Guest Speaker:

The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean, Episcopal Divinity School, Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, Union Theological Seminary

The Center for African and African American Studies, a collaboration between the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences. caaas.rice.edu